Total synthesis of the structural gene for an ..
A new method for gene synthesis and its high ..
A method is described that makes use of a new polyamide resin for the rapid synthesis of short oligodeoxyribonucleotides. The method is illustrated by the preparation of two heptadeoxyribonucleotides, d(pT6-C) and d(pC-A-G-T-G-A-T) using a phosphodiester approach. A further development involved use of phenyl isocyanate as an in situ drying agent, which obviated the need for solvent co-evaporation prior tothe internucleotidic coupling steps. Improved fractionation of thymidyl oligonucleotides was obtained by use of a new microparticulate, silica-based anion-exchanger.
Artificial gene synthesis - Wikipedia
A DNA duplex coding for the 53 amino acids of human beta-urogastrone has been synthesised. Computer assisted design of the gene included restriction endonuclease sites for plasmid insertion, a termination codon and two triplets coding for lysine at the 5'-end of the structural gene. The synthesis involved preparation of 23 oligodeoxyribonucleotides by phosphotriester procedures coupled to rapid HPLC techniques. The gene was constructed in two halves by enzymatic ligation of the oligonucleotides and cloned into a specially constructed chimeric plasmid vector. Escherichia coli K12 MRC8 was transformed by the plasmid and clones containing the full gene sequence were isolated and characterised.